Hyssop herb: Hyssop officinalis
Hyssop, otherwise known as Curdukotu, hastipippili, hisopo, yanagi-hakka, is a herbaceous plant belonging to the mint family (Lamiaceae). Other well-known plants in this family are peppermint, basil, sage, lavender, thyme, and catnip. Hyssop has been used for hundreds of years as an antiseptic agent, purifier, cleanser and as a holy herb. Its name comes from the Hebrew word adobe or ezob, which literally means “holy herb”. There is a reference of hyssop oil in the bible – Psalm 51:7 states, “Thou shalt purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean.” Not only does hyssop of medicinal uses, but it also has culinary uses as well. Hyssop has a mint-like taste that makes it a great addition to salads., broths and soups
Benefits of Hyssop
Hyssop is primarily used to treat digestive and intestinal problems, intestinal pain, colic, and loss of appetite. Hyssop is also used to remedy respiratory problems such as coughs, cold, Respiratory infections and asthma.
Other benefits of hyssop include
- Remedy for sore throat
- Eliminate parasites such as tapeworms, hookworms and flukes
- Healing deep cuts , scars and insect bites
- Increase blood circulation
- Relieves muscle pain and spasms
- Promotes skin health
How to Use Hyssop Herb
To make your own hyssop tea, follow these directions.
- Start by boiling two cups of water.
- Add two tablespoons of hyssop leaves to the water
- Let it steep for 30 minutes.
NOTE: We highly recommend that before using any herbal medications you should consult your health care provider or medical doctor for professional advice.
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